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Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, Named Chairperson of the Baldrige
Board of Overseers

CHICAGO, April 15, 2011—Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, president/CEO, American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), has been named Chairperson of the Board of Overseers for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. He will serve a one-year term as Chairperson ending Feb. 28, 2012. Dolan has been on the board since March 1, 2009.

Appointed by the U.S. secretary of commerce, the Board of Overseers advises the Department of Commerce on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. Consisting of distinguished leaders from all sectors of the U.S. economy, the Board of Overseers evaluates all aspects of the Baldrige program, including the adequacy of program criteria and processes for determining award recipients. A key board responsibility is assessing how well the program is serving the national interest and, as needed, recommending changes and improvements to the secretary of commerce and to the director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, which manages the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.

“ACHE and the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program have many things in common, the most important being a commitment to excellence,” says Dolan. “I am greatly honored to chair a board that is dedicated to upholding quality and superior performance in the healthcare field and other sectors of the U.S. economy.”

In addition to his service on the Baldrige Board of Overseers, Dolan is president-designate of the International Hospital Federation and serves on the Association Committee of 100 of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He has served as chair of the American Society of Association Executives, Association of University Programs in Health Administration, the Association Forum of Chicagoland, and the Institute for Diversity in Health Management. He has also served as president of the Mental Health Association in Missouri and as a member of the board of trustees of Alexian Brothers Hospital in St. Louis.

About the American College of Healthcare Executives
The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 35,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious FACHE® credential, Congress on Healthcare Leadership conference, network of more than 80 chapters, educational offerings, publications, career development and public policy programs, and research. Based in Chicago, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.

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